Tag: AFSCME

Local 420 President Jeers State’s ‘Reactive’ Posture in the Face of COVID-19
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Local 420 President Jeers State’s ‘Reactive’ Posture in the Face of COVID-19

New York, NY – Carmen Charles is president of the New York City Municipal Hospitals Employees Union, Local 420, DC37, AFSCME. The union represents healthcare workers in NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). She…

Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights
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Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights

Washington, DC – On Friday, a powerful coalition of Labor unions joined forces to help co-sponsor the 57th anniversary celebration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — an event packed with extraordinary urgency and profundity in an era of ongoing police brutality and calls to defund the police. This year’s anniversary march…

California Child Care Providers Make History With Unionization Vote
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California Child Care Providers Make History With Unionization Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—After 17 years of trying, 43,000 California childcare providers finally have a union. The union, Child Care Providers United, won 97% of the vote in representation-election results announced July 27. An alliance of SEIU Local 99 in Los Angeles, SEIU Local 521 in San Jose, and the United Domestic Workers in San Diego, AFSCME…

AFSCME on Coronavirus Crisis: More Sick Leave, Less ‘Misinformation’
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AFSCME on Coronavirus Crisis: More Sick Leave, Less ‘Misinformation’

WASHINGTON, DC – The emergency sick-leave bill now pending in the Senate to help American workers get through the coronavirus epidemic is a good first step but “doesn’t go far enough,” American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees leaders and members said in a telephone press conference Mar. 16.  “We are in a crisis,”…

University of California Workers Hold Fourth One-Day Strike
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University of California Workers Hold Fourth One-Day Strike

DAVIS, Calif.—Two unions representing 39,000 service and technical workers at the University of California staged their fourth one-day strike in the last year April 10, picketing outside the university’s five medical centers. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to be at a union rally,” United Farmworkers cofounder Dolores Huerta,…

Nebraska Prison Guards Switch From AFSCME to Police Union
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Nebraska Prison Guards Switch From AFSCME to Police Union

LINCOLN, Neb.—State prison and security workers voted overwhelmingly July 19 to switch their union from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ state affiliate to the Fraternal Order of Police. The vote was 510-47 to join the newly formed FOP Lodge 88. “The goals are simple: make our workplaces safe, make our jobs…

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